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1yr old been sick since 30August was wheezy had a few bad nights now breathing sounds crackly, yuck cough and conjunctivitis. Night time, and early mornings are the worst, what can I do for him? Doctors I went to are full so he hasn't been seen to

1yr old been sick since 30August was wheezy had a few bad nights now breathing sounds crackly, yuck cough and conjunctivitis. Night time, and early mornings are the worst, what can I do for him? Doctors I went to are full so he hasn't been seen to

I'll 1 yr old: Hi

Your child has to be assessed by a doctor to determine what is going on. It is difficult to be sure what is wrong unless a proper history and examination is done and I would not advise putting this off any longer. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Flu symptoms plus pain in nose/eyes. Over a wk & not better. 3yr &17mth old runny nose/chesty cough at night both conjunctivitis. Back to doc?

Flu symptoms plus pain in nose/eyes. Over a wk & not better. 3yr &17mth old runny nose/chesty cough at night both conjunctivitis. Back to doc?

Yes, for reassurance: The chance that you have a sinus infection is increased if you have 10 days or more of yellow discharge from your nose, nasal congestion, and facial pressure. Your doctor may then want to give you antibiotics. For your kids, if you're worried at all that they are having trouble breathing, then see your doctor to get a professional opinion. It sounds like a tough time in your house; much sympathy! ...Read more

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My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

Likely asthma: It is likely asthma especially if there is a history of allergic diseases in the family. I would suggest that you consult an allergist. ...Read more

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15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????

15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????

To tease out all: These chronic symptoms requires a history of environmental factors like passive smoking, attendance at daycare, drinking from a bottle while supine, etc.; family history of asthma & allergies; past response to infections, etc. The most likely reason for the chronic cough is asthma, aka Reactive Airway Disease, that requires bronchodilators. Seek referral to a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist. ...Read more

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After day 12, still coughing, runny nose, conjunctivitis (on eye antibiotics) still feeling tired, not sleeping well, but no fever. Since I have no fever--could be asthma? Would seeing dr help?

After day 12, still coughing, runny nose, conjunctivitis (on eye antibiotics) still feeling tired, not sleeping well, but no fever. Since I have no fever--could be asthma? Would seeing dr help?

Yes: Seeing a doctor when you have medical questions is always advisable. Asthma is usually characterized by wheezing, although can present with cough (more commonly in children). Most of what you describe sounds as if it may be due to allergies. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has really bad conjunctivitis with yellow green snot and coughing?

My 2 year old daughter has really bad conjunctivitis with yellow green snot and coughing?

Needs to be seen.: Your daughter probably needs antibiotic drops for her eyes and possibly oral as well depending on the lung exam and history. Try gently cleaning the gooey, stuck eyelids with Kleenex and a warm water/baby shampoo combo in the meantime. ...Read more

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I had a cold then cough, then pink eye, and now I still have a cough. It's been a month. It's painful. Any ideas? Gets worse at night.

I had a cold then cough, then pink eye, and now I still have a cough. It's been a month. It's painful. Any ideas? Gets worse at night.

See doctor: Some people may suffer a lingering cough for weeks after a cold but nonetheless one needs to consider asthma as a potential cause. Sinus infection is another possibility. Best to see your doctor given the duration and severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

Unknown: Usually febrile illnesses in children last days to weeks depending one jay the diagnosis is. The fever lasts typically in terms of a few days. The best thing to do would be to call your pediatrician back and ask them. They have all the info needed to give your the best answer, however nobody can predict the future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm with cold with severe transparent cough, only this symptom, If my saliva or nose secretion enter In contact with my eye, can I develop Pink Eye?

I'm with cold with severe transparent cough, only this symptom, If my saliva or nose secretion enter In contact with my eye, can I develop Pink Eye?

Only proper virus: Most respiratory viruses that cause the common cold, will not affect the eye. There are a few that can infect both systems. It seems you have a cold which is lodged deeper in the respiratory system (thus the cough) and this is unlikely to affect your eyes. ...Read more

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I had a cold then it was just a cough, then I had pink eye, and I still have my cough and it's really bad. Hurts my chest and makes me pee a little.?

I had a cold then it was just a cough, then I had pink eye, and I still have my cough and it's really bad. Hurts my chest and makes me pee a little.?

Here are some...: Do you just have dry cough or cough up much phlegm? If with dry cough, you need strong cough suppressant like codeine for 3-5 days; if with phlegm, you may need antibiotics, for which you need to be evaluated by local doc. As to urine leak, that is naturally expected if abdominal pressure at coughing exceeds what urinary sphincter can resist and hold. More? Contact www/Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I got an ear infection, pink eye, and a cough in 2 days.?

Can you tell me what to do if I got an ear infection, pink eye, and a cough in 2 days.?

See your doctor: Since you may require antibiotics for this, an appointment should be scheduled with a healthcare provider for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Had allergies first then turn into cough then bad sinus infection, then pink eye in both eyes. Left side of thoat almost swell shut and painful.

Had allergies first then turn into cough then bad sinus infection, then pink eye in both eyes. Left side of thoat almost swell shut and painful.

Consult your Doctor: I think it is about time you consult your doctor as you seem to have eye infection, sinus infection and throat infection possibly along with allergies. It needs to be evaluated by your physician and get appropriate therapy. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Taking z-pac for cold/cough and w/in 3 hrs developed pink eye. Used ofloxicin from prev condition and 12 hrs later hives red rash on back gone in 2 hr?

Taking z-pac for cold/cough and w/in 3 hrs developed pink eye. Used ofloxicin from prev condition and 12 hrs later hives red rash on back gone in 2 hr?

Virus vs reaction?: Most colds and coughs don't need antibiotics. You may well have a virus, and the Zpak will not speed your recovery if so. Unless the prescriber told you bacteria are likely present due to high fever or white count, or exam. Eye drops do not remain sterile after opened, and should be discarded. This is why! Check back with your doctor if symptoms get worse or do not get better. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice, dry cough, and pink eye are the symptoms I am currently facing. Do I have a strain of the flu?

Hoarse voice, dry cough, and pink eye are the symptoms I am currently facing. Do I have a strain of the flu?

Flu like symptoms: Dear KristiniaU84
Sad that you are feeling sick. From reading about your symptoms, it does feel like you are having a viral infection. Common symptoms of flu are fever, cough and body aches. Your symptoms could also be caused by a virus (flu causing organism is also a virus) and is usually self remitting. This means you likely don't need antibiotics. Just supportive care is good. ...Read more

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Doc thinks viral pink-eye b/c caught cough from older sister and runny nose. Gave eye antibiotic b/c lot of eye mucus. Why did eyes improve on erythro?

Doc thinks viral pink-eye b/c caught cough from older sister and runny nose. Gave eye antibiotic b/c lot of eye mucus. Why did eyes improve on erythro?

Anti-inflammatory: Interestingly, these antibiotics do not only act through microbe-killing action. Macrolide antibiotics like azithromycin, erythromycin and clarithromycin inhibit inflammation. They've been shown to inhibit "messengers" such as leukotrienes, tnf-alpha and interferons to name a few. Thus, there is a therapeutic effect of macrolides in viral infections, but we should not use antibiotics carelessly. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for a few days for sinusitis and cough with wheezing, I now have pink eye too. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) still for pain?

I was prescribed prednisone for a few days for sinusitis and cough with wheezing, I now have pink eye too. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) still for pain?

Why and yes: Why you are having a pink eye are you having a real bad allergy but you are taking a strong medication that could take care of that
second it is ok to take advil but you have to watch your stomach prednisone and advil both very irritant to the stomach
my main concern you need to have special eye drop for your red eye not advil and if you want something for pain tylenol (acetaminophen) for this situation better ...Read more

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

Roseola?: Typically a viral illness with fever, and rash. Rash usually appears when fever subsides. Like any other viral illness, management consists of symptomatic care. ...Read more

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What are the signs of conjunctivitis due to exposure to s. epidermidis in class?

What are the signs of conjunctivitis due to exposure to s. epidermidis in class?

Redness, discharge: The symptoms may include: redness, discharge, crusting, pain or discomfort, sometimes there's increased sensitivity to light and mild blurry vision. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

Culture: If you really want to know the exact germ that caused the symptoms, you need to see your doctor who may perform a bacterial culture, if he/she agrees that that it will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

Lid hygiene: I recommend lid hygiene for your baby. To do this, use cotton balls and baby shampoo, wipe the debris away from the eye and wash four times a day. Also use cold compresses for comfort four times a day. If there is a stye or hordeolum, use hot compresses to assist with drainage. If there is purulent drainage/crust then your baby can benefit from erythromycin ointment which is by prescription. ...Read more

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What is apollo conjunctivitis?

What is apollo conjunctivitis?

Named for a Rocket!: Apollo: Viral Conjunctivitis
There was an epidemic that presented with discomfort, irritation, watering and redness of the eyes in West Africa and other parts of the globe, which coincided with the landing of the APOLLO 11 on the moon in 1969. This epidemic was caused by an adenovirus and epidemics have been recurrent since then. This is a self-limiting disease and very contagious. ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis should I fly?

I have conjunctivitis should I fly?

Yes: Just be careful not to touch your eyes and then touch any other places where others may also have contact. ...Read more

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What should I do for conjunctivitis?

Depends: There are a lot of different types of conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis needs time. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with allergy drops. Bacterial conjunctivitis needs antibiotic drops. There are other reasons why your eye can be red that are more serious. Best to be checked by an eye md. ...Read more

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What are the tests for conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: For a bacterial conjunctivitis sometimes a culture and slide smear are done to clarify the offending organism. Sometimes a slide smear is used to differentiate between a viral and allergic conjunctivitis. Occasionally a conjunctival biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the coonjunctival tissues that covers the whites of the eyes and under the lids, due to allergy, infection or toxic effect of medicines/ chemicals. Conjunctiva become swollen and red. Patients experience burning, blurred vision, tearing, redness, puffy eyelids, discharge, itching, pain depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Conjunctivitis?

The symptoms of Conjunctivitis include:: Burning eyes, Discharge from the eye, Enlarged lymph nodes, Itchy eyes, Red eye. ...Read more

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When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

Unknown: This was undoubtedly one of the earliest eye diseases to be recognized. There are ancient manuscripts describing various emolients and preparations of animal body organs and secretions as poultices to treat this condtiion. So the "discovery" is ancient. Reasonable treatments came about with the development of medical advances including eyedrops with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more